Build Surface FAQs

How do I select the right build plate?

Selecting which build plate to print on is crucial to ensure proper adhesion of your print to the build plate. If a print does not stick well, you may run the risk of having a failed print.

When printing with low-temperature materials (extrusion temperature <260C), a Kapton® build plate is recommended. The AON-M2 High-Temperature Build Plate can also be used for printing low temperature materials.

When printing with high-temperature materials, a High-Temperature Build Plate is recommended.

For material-specific recommendations, check out our Materials pages.

Do I use Kapton® Tape on my High-Temperature Build Plate?

No! Our high-temperature build plate has good compatibility for all AON3D-validated materials.

Can I use my own Build Surface?

Yes, however we can only provide support with prints printed on an AON3D-purchased build plate.

Hardware modifications without prior written approval by AON3D may void your warranty coverage. Please contact AON3D Support at help@aon3d.com before making any modifications to your build plate.

Can I print directly onto an aluminum build plate?

No. Your print will not stick to bare aluminum. Ensure you have a proper surface coating, such as Kapton® Tape to make sure the polymer to sticks to the plate.

Why is it difficult to remove high-temperature materials from my build plate?

You may be printing too slow and/or at too high of a temperature. Check your slicer settings to avoid future recurrences of this nature. First layer speed can be adjusted in the Layer tab in Simplify3D and you can add a different temperature setpoint for the first layer in the Temperature tab.

First layer settings in the Layer tab First layer extrusion temperature setting in the Temperature tab

To remove your high-temp material from your high-temperature build plate, we recommend using a stiff spatula and a rubber mallet to remove stuck-on material.

Last modified: August 12, 2019